The idea of having a pool in your own backyard will always be incredibly glamorous. It’s easy to give into daydreams of hosting weekend parties, adopting an invigorated fitness routine that includes laps after work, and spending long afternoons lounging poolside while cultivating the perfect tan.
But, in those daydreams, one crucial element of pool ownership is often forgotten: the maintenance. So here are 10 pool maintenance tips to keep your pool crystal clear.Read more
Regularly hitting the pool can be a powerful form of exercise. According to U.S. Masters Swimming, the benefits of swimming include cardiovascular fitness, weight control, increased muscle tone and endurance, and stress reduction. Check out these tips on how to swim like an Olympian and get the most out of your swimming work out.Read more
We've been ready for the warm weather and sunshine of summer for months. Now it's time to get your pool ready. When opening and maintaining your pool, working with a professional saves you both time and money in the long run. Consider these valuable tips when opening your pool.Read more
Designer pools are a popular addition to your home. They can completely transform an outdoor space and serve as a fun and functional space for the whole family. The best homes across the globe celebrate summer in style – with exquisite pool designs that are well and truly integrated into the design aesthetic and personality of the home.Read more
Swimming pools and spas are great places for exercise, socializing and lots of family fun. Whether you find yourself in your backyard pool, at a neighbor’s in-ground pool party or even a public pool, it’s important to ensure everyone follows these simple safety steps to stay safer in and around the water.Read more
A home swimming pool can bring years of enjoyment; an in-ground pool can represent a permanent improvement to your property. But plan carefully before you build a swimming pool. Following is basic information about swimming pools and guidelines to help you with the important decisions you'll be making when you decide to buy a pool of your own.Read more
The idea of exactly when summer starts and ends depends on where you live and also on the fickle global climate that is becoming even more unpredictable with each day. Regardless of the weather variations, it is safe to say that most of us love to get out and spend some time on the pool deck when the sun is indeed finally out.Read more
A vinyl pool liner typically lasts eight to 12 years with proper maintenance and care, and many pool liners don’t show any signs of wear for much of this time. Over time, however, the weather and pool chemicals cause the liner to deteriorate, and this can lead to problems. Learn to recognize the signs that indicate your pool liner should be replaced.Read more
One of final steps to closing your pool down in the winter is to cover it. A swimming pool cover protects the interior of your pool, and it prevents rain, animals and debris from getting inside. This makes less work when you reopen the pool in the spring or summer.Read more
When it comes to buying a safety cover, you have to ask yourself, “what kind of pool owner am I?” Are you the lazy pool owner who bought an automatic pool cleaner, skimmer, solar cover, and completely automated the pool so you didn’t have to lift a finger? Or, are you the type of pool owner who finds it relaxing, or doesn’t mind taking care of the pool?Read more
To extend the swimming season after summer has come and gone, manyd people are turning to swimming pool heaters. A heater is great to have, especially with colder days. If you’ve thought about buying a heater for your swimming pool, there are probably a lot of things that you’ve found yourself wondering.Read more
All of the major swimming strokes strengthen and rely on your core or abdominal muscles. The most common swim stroke -- freestyle -- is the easiest to master and most efficient. It uses body rotation, which relies on your abdominal muscles to keep you aligned in the water while breathing. Breaststroke and butterfly, if you swim them efficiently, also work your core muscles and provide a more intense workout; however, breaststroke and butterfly are more challenging strokes best left to advanced swimmers.Read more
Saltwater pools are on the rise as an alternative to traditional chlorine-based pools. Aside from being a more natural option, saltwater pools have a number of advantages. They don't require you to buy, store, or handle a lot of chemicals. These pools also need less routine maintenance. Although they are more expensive upfront, they pay for themselves after a few years because of reduced running costs. If you are thinking about installing a pool in your home, you should consider getting a saltwater swimming pool.Read more
A lot of swimming pools these days feature stunning waterfalls along the edges to create a much more enticing visual appeal. These types of waterfalls are built so the water falls down into the swimming pool, creating a continuous and never ending water flow with the pool. Sometimes, there are small bulbs placed around the pool, helping to give the water a glittery effect once the water from the waterfall makes contact with the water in the pool.Read more
Drownings are a preventable cause of death and injury for children. By putting proven safety behaviors and systems into practice, you and your family will be much more secure in and around public and residential pools.Read more
Swimming pools lose energy in a variety of ways, but evaporation is by far the largest source of energy loss. Evaporating water requires tremendous amounts of energy. It only takes 1 Btu (British thermal unit) to raise 1 pound of water 1 degree, but each pound of 80ºF water that evaporates takes a whopping 1,048 Btu of heat out of the pool.Read more
From permanent in ground pools to above ground pools that you can empty and store during the winter, you'll want to explore all the swimming pools available before making your purchase.Read more
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